The Wrong Direction :: By Bill Wilson

The Wrong Direction :: By Bill Wilson

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A recent poll of 1,000 registered voters conducted by Suffolk University and USA Today indicated that the country is headed in the wrong direction, that most of the country does not approve of the job Joe Biden is doing, and that the economy, abortion, and inflation are the top issues on voters’ minds.

Now just to prove how the voting public is double-minded, if the elections for Congress were today, 44% said they would vote for the Democratic candidate, 40% for the Republican candidate, and almost 16% were undecided. Then almost 47% of those very same voters said they wanted a congress that “stands up to President Biden” rather than cooperates with him. But wait, there’s more.

Some 46% of voters said they were paying a lot or a fair amount of attention to the January 6 special House committee hearings, while 53% said they were not following the hearings very much or none at all. Only 16% said they were more likely to support a congressional candidate who has been endorsed by Donald Trump and campaigns with him, while 44% said they were less likely to support such a candidate.

This is an interesting finding since Trump-endorsed congressional candidates have been winning their primaries across the country. This poll was balanced 32% Democrat, 31% Republican, 30% Independent, and 7% other or refused. This ballot question does not bode well for Republicans this fall, especially when 44% said they would vote for the Democratic candidate. See the trend at this moment?

Slightly over 50% of the respondents think the US is in a recession. The impact of the current economy is causing 58% to go out to eat less often, 45% to cut back spending on groceries, 48% to drive less, and 45% to postpone or cancel vacations/travel.

In 2020, 45% voted for Biden, and 41% said they voted for Trump. Nearly 33% identify as conservative or very conservative, 25% consider themselves liberal or very liberal, and 36% said they were moderate. Some 17% said they trusted FOX NEWS the most, followed by 16% saying they trusted PBS/NPR the most. Then the very next question, 35% of the respondents said they trusted FOX NEWS the least, followed by CNN at 21% least trusted.

Some 76% felt the country was on the wrong track, while 15% felt the country was headed in the right direction.

Given all this, the people in the poll, which represent a sample of the American voting public, are very confused. They think the country is headed in the wrong direction, perhaps even in a recession, but will vote for the Democratic candidate for Congress.

The most trusted news network is FOX NEWS, and the least trusted is FOX NEWS. There is a failure to recognize that the political party in power is leading the country in the wrong direction. Granted, this is just one poll, but it’s indicating a dangerous trend.

James 1:8 says, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Christ said in Mark 3:24, “If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” Indeed, this country is headed in the wrong direction.


Posted in The Daily Jot


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